Floods and landslides hit Aceh
FLOODSand landslides in Indonesia’s Aceh and North Sumatra provinces have killed at least 80 people and forced tens of thousands to flee to higher ground, authorities said yesterday.
Aceh, still feeling the devastating effects of the 2004 tsunami, was hardest hit. Ridwan Sulaiman, head of social affairs in the province, said the death toll was now 42, although the figure could go higher as rescuers reach more remote villages.
Authorities said an estimated 42,000 residents had been driven from their homes by the floodwaters.